Saturday, December 18, 2010
Saturday is for Books - The Dragon and the Turtle
This week's book is called The Dragon and the Turtle, written by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark, illustrated by Vincent Nguyen. This delightful children's book is about a young dragon named Padraig ,and a young turtle named Roger. Padraig loves eating his bugs, but when he comes across a turtle named Roger who is lost he takes the time to help his new friend.
Even when finding Roger's home is harder then he thought it would be, he keeps on looking with a cheerful attitude. The storyline also covers the lesson that even though two people do not like all the same things you can still be friends.
The illustrations were detailed and helped to tell the story, after reading the story my 4 year old was able to re-tell the story using the illustrations to guide him. I also found the discussion guide in the back helpful in asking him guiding questions, and the recipe in the back for the cookies mentioned throughout the book was a nice addition.
Any book that has my 4 year old willingly picking it up and looking at it, belongs on our shelves.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.